New World Bank guidance on PPP legal frameworks evidence of institution’s continued reliance on PPPs as key to addressing SDG financing gap despite well-documented failures. Previous World Bank PPP contracts template criticised for incompatibility with human rights norms.
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Notes from the virtual Spring 2021 Civil Society Policy Forum on 25 March 2021.
Civil society day of action rejects corporate agenda and greenwashing in World Bank and IMF Covid-19 recovery.
Private sector first approach intact in IDA20 replenishment despite CSO recommendations.
World Bank plans to publish latest DBR in March and undertake an external review of the report’s methodology.
Notes from the virtual Civil Society Policy Forum at the 2020 World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings 5 October session on the World Bank's 'Maximizing Finance for Development' and the Covid-19 response.
As the inability of Bank and Fund to adapt their policies in response to the Covid-19 pandemic becomes more evident, hope turns to the UN system and a radical restructure of the global international financial architecture.
World Bank Indian education loan causes controversy over private sector provisions.
Early evidence suggests IMF programmes are maintaining long-term fiscal consolidation targets, while World Bank further continues Maximizing Finance for Development narrative amidst Covid-19 crisis.
World Bank’s new report on education and Covid-19 contrasts with IFC announcement on freezing private school investments.